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How Much Will It Cost to Register My Trademark? – Part One

The most common question I hear from potential clients is, “How much will it cost to register my trademark?” Since there are many variables that come into play when registering a trademark, there is no set answer. In this three-part blog series, I will share the issues that need to be considered before an estimated price can be provided. This first post covers the initial, basic questions that you will need to answer. Are you […]

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Can You Copyright a Tattoo?

The copyright for a tattoo design is often owned by the artist. But once that design is inked on the body, does that artist own the copyright of that image, too? In the popular NBA 2K video game series, players such as LeBron James, Kobe Bryant, Kenyon Martin, and DeAndre Jordan are depicted with their real-world tattoos. The copyrights to those tattoo designs are owned by Solid Oak Sketches, and the company is suing video […]

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USE IT OR LOSE IT! Consistency in the Use of Your Trademark – Why Is It Important

It is not enough to just register your trademark. You must use it – or lose it. To maintain trademark rights, your trademark must be continuously used in commerce. The mark must appear prominently and consistently on labels or packages of goods and on all marketing materials for services. Trademarks are used to distinguish goods or services from those of their competitors. Consistent use helps customers know a product or service comes from a single […]

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INTA’s Careers in Trademark Law Panelist at FSU College of Law

The International Trademark Association and FSU College of Law featured Crystal Broughan as a panelist for their event, “Careers in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Law Students,” on October 11, 2017. The IP Law Society at the FSU College of Law partnered with the INTA Academic Committee to provide inspiration to students interested in Intellectual Property Law.  Crystal and two other Florida IP attorneys shared their thoughts and advice on career opportunities in trademark […]

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Intellectual Property Attorney Crystal T. Broughan to Speak at INTA Panel Discussion

Shareholder Crystal T. Broughan will be speak at the International Trademark Association’s (INTA) Career’s in Trademark Law: A Panel Discussion for Law Student event on October 11, 2017 at Florida State University College of Law, in Tallahassee. Legal professionals will share their thoughts and advice about the numerous career opportunities in the field of trademark law.The panel discussion is designed specifically for law students.  Shareholder Crystal Broughan’s practice focuses primarily on intellectual property matters such […]

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SBRN Event – The Entrepreneur’s Entourage: A Business Success Forum

The Small Business Resource Network will celebrate its 25th Anniversary by hosting a forum of successful business owners who will share stories of how other local businesses helped them to succeed. Attendees will receive lunch as well as a copy of SBRN’s book Business Tips: Build Your Entourage. Thursday, October 26th 10:45 am – 2:00 pm $40 per person UNF Herbert University Center     12000 Alumni Dr., Jacksonville 32224 To register: 904-620-2489 www.sbdc.unf.edu Download the Event […]

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